Retreats

Clinging to Hope

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Reflection by Guest Blogger Monique Mei of The Confident Womanhood Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see – Hebrews 11:1 In this awful time of uncertainty, we are all clinging to Hope. We are all searching for good news or reassurance that all will be right […]

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Beholding the beauty in our everyday.

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Reflection by Rise Team member, Amanda Hallihan Have you got your life together right now? I know I certainly have not! Washing to fold, dishes to put away, and piles of paperwork, that never seems to end. Taking this photo I cringed at the realness of it all. Do I really want people to see […]

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Five Mindful Ways to Overcome Self-Doubt

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  The bible tells us that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14), yet it’s still so easy to let self-doubt creep in and get the better of us. We all have times in our lives where our doubt takes over – it could be work, relationships, motherhood… – and it can be hard […]

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Anchoring Yourself in the Ordinary

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  By Guest Blogger Kylie Sheen “We look at our ordinary lives and wonder, is this it?” We see them on Facebook and Instagram in all their colour and energy. The biography shelf at our local bookstore regales us with their tales. You know the stories I mean. The ones that we wish were ours, […]

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Christian Meditation and You

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Christian Meditation and You By Guest Blogger Eveleyn Le Pavoux Meditation is found in all religious traditions, and in Christianity it is the heart of the contemplative teaching of Jesus on prayer.  As Christians we are called to spend time in worship, to bring our worries to God in prayer and spend time in communion […]